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  1. It was narrated that Jaabir (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) forbade plastering over graves, sitting on them and erecting structures over them. Ash-Shafi said: I saw the Imams in Makkah ordering that what had been built (over graves) was to be knocked down. Note: Ash-Shafi was a scholar who lived in the second century after Hijrah, therefore the destruction of structures over graves is not a practice originated from "Wahabis" The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: May Allah curse the Jews and the Christians, for they have taken the graves of their Prophets as places of worship. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: When a righteous man died among them, they would build a place of worship over his grave and put those images in it. They are the most evil of mankind before Allah. Note: These last two hadith may not be directly relevant necessarily as one could argue that people do not offer Salah at the Shrines, but it shows a firm attitude to the construction of religious structures over graves which Shrines are nonetheless. That said, Surah Kahf cannot be use as an evidence at all because the narration of the story of the People of the Cave from Allah is actually a condemnation of how the Christians would argue and dispute over these people, and the construction of a place of worship over them was a part of that dispute. As this Hadith clarifies, however, those who wanted to build a structure over them were in the wrong. It is, therefore, that the Shia have continued in their quest to liken themselves with the Christians who were astray before them.
  2. That's a false comparison. One is not praying to the Kaaba but merely in its direction as commanded by Allah and His messenger; if you reread what I said, I didn't criticise the praying in the direction of the grave, rather I criticised calling upon the one in the grave as well as making a shrine out of the graves as the Christians do. The Surah Maida argument is weak - it refers to performing righteous deeds, prayer and dua, not seeking the Tawassul of men. Secondly, the Prophet (SAW) is physically dead now, and there is no evidence that he can hear you and respond to your calls, even if you are asking him to make dua to Allah. As you know, when we say say Salaam to the Prophet (SAW), the angels are the ones who convey them to him, and he responds back, but this shows that he cannot hear what you say without the angels telling him. These angels are mentioned in the Hadith as having the express purpose of wandering the Earth to hear those saying Salaam, but no other purpose (like telling the Prophet (SAW) their requests) is mentioned. Conclusively, a change of state changes the ruling of something, therefore the one who is dead is not like the one who is living - you would have to prove from the Sunnah that the one who is in the grave can hear and respond (which can't be proven because as I said, it is the angels who convey our Salams to the Prophet (SAW), not him listening by virtue of his hearing). The Quran is clearer in condemning those who claim that they take intecessors only to get closer to Allah as Mushrikoon. Thus fear Allah and invoke no one beside Him, even if it is a request just to make duas for you.
  3. The Hadith (and other variations of the Hadith which can be found online) clearly show that the festivals of Jahiliyyah have been replaced by the Eids of Al Adha and Al Fitr. Nowruz is a festival of Jahiliyyah. There is no way to justify these innovations without being intellectually disingenuous and wanting to follow one's own desires rather than the guidance of the Prophet (SAW). As I also said, Nowruz is immitation of the Kuffar (of pre-Islamic Persia): The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever imitates a people is one of them' Grading: Hasan-Sahih If you fear Allah, then accept this and move on.
  4. I believe many have argued for Istagatha on this website before, which I lean towards being Shirk.
  5. Well I cannot say outright what he is doing, but I disagree with Shrines to start with (as the Prophet (SAW) forbade such places), and *some* people make dua to the individual which is Shirk, and *some* make Istigatha to the one in the grave which is also strongly argued to be Shirk; spme make dua for the individual in the grave, which I do not object to.
  6. In the 5th picture he is raising his hands like dua?
  7. What are these people doing beside the grave?
  8. Imam Shafi was the student of Imam Malik, and Imam Ahmad was most definitely not a student of Imam Jafar. ‘Abdullah bin Ahmad has related to us from Abu al-Harth Surayj bin Yunus from Abu Hafs Abbar from Hakam bin ‘Abd al-Malik from Harth bin Hasirah from Abi Sadiq from Rabi‘ah bin Najidh from ‘Ali (RA), who narrates: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) told me: "You are like Jesus. The Jews hated him so much that they slandered his mother, and the Christians because of their extreme devotion to him placed him in a position which was not his.” Then ‘Ali (RA) said: "Two persons [groups] are doomed concerning me; the devoted extremist exalting me to what I am not, and the spiteful hater bearing malice towards me and slandering me." May Allah guide you all who believe in exaggerations - and fear Allah lest you corrupt His religion with innovations and lies.
  9. 1. What is your evidence that he is against the Ahlul Bayt? Rather he is not, he is against the Rafidah and Nusayri who are the enemies of the Ahlul Bayt by exaggerating their status in insulting ways, like the Christians did with Isa (AS). 2. The Ahlul Bayt (at least in terms of Imamah) are not a pillar - the pillars of belief are the five found clearly in the Quran: - Belief - Salah - Zakaat - Sawm - Hajj The Ahlul Bayt are to be respected and they are companions too from whom Sunnis (including Ibn Taymiyyah RH) can take the Sunnah from.
  10. I have given a clear hadith which clearly shows festivals a restrained by Deen, therefore you cannot argue this.
  11. With regards to Dunya, yes, but anything regarding Deen, no, it is not from Islam until proven, otherwise it becomes an innovation/Haram. As explained in my previous post, only Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha are allowed to be celebrated with all other celebrations e.g. the alleged birthdays of the Prophet (SAW) and the Imams, Nowruz, Eid Al Ghadeer, being innovations or immitation of the Kuffar, as the Hadith of Rasulallah (SAW) clarified. I do not care if the masses are attached to their customs or emotively to the birthdays of these figures, for example, but the Prophet (SAW) is more authoritative than any man, Sayed, scholar, Sunni or Shia, or Imam, and therefore his Sunnah is to be followed, and nothing more is to be put along side it, even if it involves righteous deeds like fasting the day or praying extra Rakaat.
  12. This question is asked from a skewed understanding of 'innovation', I believe. Eating with spoons etc are not religious matters, therefore they are not innovations, as it is just a matter of Dunya making it easier to consume certain types of food. Festivals (like Nawruz) on the other hand are based upon the traditions of the Kuffar and celebrated on specific days (thus unlike the spoon which has a practical use as a tool), and furthermore and more importantly festivals were limited by the Prophet (SAW) in the following Hadith: Anas (RA) said: When the Messenger of Allah (SAW) came to Madinah, they had two days on which they would play. He said: “What are these two days?” They said: We used to play on these days during the Jaahiliyyah. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Verily Allah has replaced them for you with something better than them: the day of (Eid) al-Adha and the day of (Eid) al-Fitr.” Grading: Sahih Therefore to engange in a specific celebration on a specific day of every year is an innovation, and as Nawruz is from pre-Islamic Persian culture, it is immitation of the Kuffar. No scholar nor Imam can change this ruling after the Prophet (SAW) has made it clear, as Allah says: "It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error" [33:36]
  13. Some Sunni books and all Sunni Da'is (callers to faith) place great importance on explaining the core evidence and logic behind the truth of Islam and how other religions are false. If you have specific questions about Islam, or perhaps you want to know the Islamic refutations of Christian beliefs (as you are a Christian), these can be found quite easily online and in debate videos with Christians. There are not as many Shia resources on these topics however, as the Shia mainly focus on converting Sunni Muslims, though that does not necessarily mean there is nothing from them.
  14. You should say this to the brother who claimed it was a Shia holiday If you agree that it's not a Shia holiday, then it can be conclusively denounced as immitating the Kuffar and also an innovation
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